Bane of the heavy German armor, the Sherman Firefly was the British invention that mounted the powerful 17 pdr anti-tank gun in a Sherman V. This model is based on the later Sherman V and is now available in plastic to tear apart Panthers, Tigers et al at your command… This is a variant of the American Sherman equipped with a powerful 17 pounder anti-tank gun. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy at standard combat ranges. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first. Between 2100 and 2200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945. Often known as the ‘Charlie’ tanks in the field because of the ‘c’ denoting them as rearmed with the 17-pdr. There were enough of them by D-Day to issue 1 per troop, providing the British with a good answer to the threat of the German big tanks. As with all of our plastic vehicle kits, the Firefly comes with its own sheet of waterslide decals with a variety of unit markings, tank names, and other identifying markings to give your model that additional touch of realism when it takes to the tabletop battlefield! This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.
WarLord 402011005 Sherman Firefly Vc 1:56 WWII Military Wargaming Plastic Model Kit Table Top Dice War Game Set, Unpainted
- Recreate World War II combat on a tabletop using dice, model troops, tanks and the rules constructed by Bolt Action against one or more opponents.
- Each opposing side will also require painted model troops, representing the soldiers, guns and tanks of your chosen armies.
- Tabletop encounters take place according to twelve closely defined battle scenarios that explain how forces are deployed and how victory is achieved.
- All that remains is for players to pit their wits against each other as they enact just one small part of one of the greatest conflicts in history—World War II.
- Build, paint and play! The construction and painting of the models and watching them come to life are just as much fun as the game itself!